TV, Twitter, and Banff with Paddling

Well, our reviewer didn’t like Avengers: Age of Ultron either, but some moviegoers went too far, wishing death on director Joss Whedon. Is that why he’s deleted his Twitter account? ET Canada looks into it.

Canadian feature documentary Metamorphosis starts production on Friday in Vanuatu, a  South Pacific nation recovering from the climate disaster of Cyclone Pam, Northernstars reports. The film explores how all of us, everywhere, can adapt to climate change.

Nominees for the 2015 Annual Canadian Cinema Editors Awards have been announced by the Canadian Cinema Editors (C.C.E.), Broadcaster says. The full list is available here (you can see it without logging in).

The Reel Paddling Film Festival hits Sudbury on Thursday, though as we’ve noted, it travels all over the world. The CBC reports it’s playing at the Northern Water Sports Centre. NWSC board chair Thomas Merritt says “It’s a lot like the Banff Film Festival, but with a paddling slant to it.”

The federal government has plans to cut prices for rural users of Internet and TV — or at least to cut “regulatory fees charged to satellite companies that provide service”, according to Industry Minister James Moore. The National Post has the story.

CraveTV  is now available directly on Apple TV, Bell Media says via CNW. CraveTV customers who are Apple TV users can now access and stream their favourite CraveTV premium television programming in 1080p right from the Apple TV homescreen.

At The Globe and Mail, John Doyle bemoans TLC’s decision to get out of the “freak show” business because “one person’s ‘freak show’ TV is another person’s cautionary tale.”

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